Youth Sports Report: Goldmine wrestlers crowned champs
Eight Goldmine Wrestling Club athletes were crowned champions in the Sacramento Area Wrestling Association Freestyle (SAWA) Championships Saturday at Natomas High School.
Matthew Corkery and Ethan Garrity were both winners in the pee wee division at 53 pounds and 68 pounds, with Joey Cena (43) winning the Bantam division. Three Goldmine wrestlers were victorious in the Schoolboy division – Tyler Szura (89), Robin Callas (92) and Josh Cena (111).
Matt (135) and Luke Manuel (171) round out the list of champions in the Cadet and Junior divisions.
Other place finishers for Goldmine included Dominic Garrity and Will Sumner, second-place finishers in their respective pee wee (under 6 years old) 68-pound and Midget (9-10) 84-pound weight classes. In the Novice (11-12) division, Roam Ramirez (62) placed second, while Tony Lopez (62), Mark Beauchamp (69) and Johnny Callas (74) each placed third.
In the Schoolboy (13-14) division third place, Jacob Purdy (81), and Ben Keck placed third. Jamie Boucher also placed third in the Cadet (15-16) 119-pound weight class.
Bruin Freestyle Club
Jordan Hallab captured second-place in the Novice 132-pound weight class, Isaac Marez placed second in the Schoolboy 182-pound class for the Bruins.
Aaron Herbert placed at 55 pounds in the Midget division;
Novice: Bobby Pennington placed fourth in the Novice 125-pound class; Cody Van Fossen placed fourth at 125 pounds in the Schoolboy division and C.J. Argento placed fourth in the Cadet 182-pound class.
Garrett Bentley placed third at 160 pounds in the Junior division.
Girls middle school
Last year, Magnolia Middle School’s Breanne Mitchell, Haley Woods and Denise Julian returned home without any wins from the inaugural California Girls Middle School State Wrestling Championships.
Saturday, the Magnolia Rattlers’ trio combined to win eight matches and all three earned medals for placing in their weight classes at the state tournament in Vallejo.
“The girls wrestled hard and represented themselves very well,” said Magnolia coach Gregg Mitchell.
Julian posted a 3-1 record en route to a second-place finish in her 97-pound weight class during competition at Springstowne Middle School. She dropped a 5-2 decision in the finals.
Breanne Mitchell compiled a 3-2 record to place fifth at 79 pounds and Woods went 2-2, capped off when she won by a pin in 31 seconds, to place fifth at 130 pounds.
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